TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - LIUNA Local 183 is thrilled to announce
it has entered into a contract to build the Toronto Transit
Commission's new light rail transit line (LRT) across Eglinton Avenue
in Toronto. The project is already underway and is expected to be
completed in 2020. It will bring hundreds of good-paying jobs to the
membership of Local 183.
"The members of Local 183 are delighted to be working on this new piece
of infrastructure that will mean so much to the people of Toronto,"
said Jack Oliveira, Business Manager of Local 183. "Only Local 183 has
the size and skill to take on this kind of project."
Local 183 has signed a contract with Crosstown Obayashi Technicore
Constructors to build the 52 km line that will run both above and below
ground along Eglinton Avenue from Black Creek Drive to Kennedy
Station. Between Laird and Keele streets the LRT will run
underground. Local 183 is the leading construction union supplying
skilled labour to tunnelling projects in the GTA and Southern Ontario;
including the subway extension to York University and the Island
Airport tunnel, both currently under construction.
LIUNA Local 183 is North America's largest construction union,
representing over 40,000 members primarily in the Greater Toronto Area,
with additional offices in Barrie and Cobourg. Members work in the
construction industry including sewer and water main, residential,
industrial, road construction, bridge building, pipeline, utilities and
SOURCE: Universal Workers Union, Local 183
For further information:
General Counsel, LIUNA Local 183
(416) 241-1183 x6558